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Nai-gyee (horn)

Nai-gyee (horn)

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    before 1880 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt, wood, and brass; attached a band of red braid and red cord. 7 holes

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Burma (made)


before 1880 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Gilt, wood, and brass; attached a band of red braid and red cord. 7 holes


Length: 41 cm, Diameter: 8.5 cm widest point

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Room No. 7- continued. Case 41.] '02,075. CLARION. "Nai-gyee," gilt, wood, and brass; Burmah.' (No slip number given.)

Descriptive line

Burmese type of horn called a nai-gyee of wood, gilt and brass with an attached red cord. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). ca. before 1880

Production Note

Attribution note: The 1880 description of this object was a clarion - the native term being nai-gyee. A clarion maybe described as a shrill sounding trumpet with a narrow tube.


Wood; Gold leaf; Brass; Textile


Woodworking; Gilding; Metalworking; Textile


South & South East Asia Collection

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